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NOVAC Sponsored Projects

NOVAC sponsors film and video projects in any format, who are seeking to raise funding, resources and audience awareness.  We provide fiscal sponsorship, grantwriting and development support and access to NOVAC resources for our sponsored projects.  Our current projects include:

EASY DOES IT, by Will Addison

Easy Does It is a narrative feature film (by EFI Productions and Worklight Pictures) set in a decrepit fantasy world of 1970s Southern Americana. The story follows two wild best friends- Jack and Scottie, who turn to crime to escape from an oppressive small town life. They tear across the Southwest, hostage in tow, searching for the American Dream as they attempt to rob their way to the imagined utopia of San Clemente, California.

The filmmaking team is comprised of 100% Louisiana residents- most of whom are University of New Orleans film alums. Directed by Will Addison.

Official Movie Website

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Flotsam, by Olivia Motley and Jean-Jacques Martinod:

New Orleans is a city of contradictions. We intend to juxtapose the massive celebration and consumerist nature of Mardi Gras side-by-side to the sober, strategic effort towards keeping it all cleaned up. Treasures instantly turned to trash upon touching the ground, highlighting a fascinating tradition existing in an environmentally fragile environment. A piece that serves to document and enlighten about an element of the infamous story that hasn’t been paid due notice until now.


N. the wreckage of a ship or its cargo found floating on or washed up by the sea. N. people or things that have been rejected and are regarded as worthless.

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Battlefield: Home is a feature-length documentary about the issues that impact our veterans and families when the call to duty ends.  As our country learns the cost of war through IEDs, TBIs, and PTSD, the story of the individual's struggle can often become lost in a world of acronyms.  Battlefield:Home introduces us to real veterans and their real struggles.

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Battlefield:Home website

Uniquely Clarence, a documentary by Gene Fredericks

Clarence John Laughlin is the most accomplished New Orleans photographer you've never heard of.  Lauded by many as the father of Surrealist photography, Laughlin's layered, symbolic and evocative images use Louisiana as a starting point for soulful exploration.  But this talented photographer, rare books collector and Quarter denizen may have been his own worst enemy. This experimental documentary seeks to uncover the depth of imagery and irascibility that made Laughlin Uniquely Clarence.

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Uniquely Clarence website

Forgotten Bayou, a documentary by Victoria Greene

Forgotten Bayou is a feature-length documentary about a giant sinkhole in the middle of the Southern Louisiana swamps causing the death of a beautiful, pristine bayou community. This film explains this on-going environmental accident/disaster and how the homeowners struggle to cope and yet remain stuck in limbo. Of the original one hundred and fifty families, only a handful remain of this once thriving community. It's been over two years since the sinkhole formed on August 3, 2012 and a mandatory evacuation remains in effect, the gasses are still bubbling in the bayous and the sinkhole continues to grow.

Donations of $30 or more receive a free Forgotten Bayou t-shirt! (Available sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL)

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The Goodnight Show, a live and web variety show by John Calhoun

THE GOODNIGHT SHOW is New Orleans' very own LATE NIGHT TALK SHOW helmed by the friendly and charismatic JOHN CALHOUN.
• Jimmy Fallon meets Prairie Home Companion •
• Conan O'Brien meets Austin City Limits •
• Dick Cavett meets Pee Wee's Playhouse •

Along with his announcer - BENJAMIN ARTHUR ELLIS, house band - STEVE WALKUP & THE GOODNIGHT SHOW ORCHESTRA, and team of misfits - THE GOODNIGHT SHOW PLAYERS, JOHN CALHOUN leads us happily into the heart of NEW ORLEANS culture.

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Rodents of Unusual Size, a documentary by Christopher Metzler

A story about giant swamp rats invading coastal Louisiana and the defiant people on the edge of the world, who are defending their communities, culture, and livelihoods from the onslaught of this curious and unexpected invasive species.   The fragile wetlands of Louisiana are under relentless attack by legions of 20 pound semi-aquatic invasive rodents known as the nutria, which have greatly accelerated coastal erosion and made the bayou much more vulnerable to hurricanes. Keeping the giant swamp rats at bay are a group of colorful and off-beat residents, who are in the midst of defending their land, culture, and way-of-life. RODENTS OF UNUSUAL SIZE tells the story of how invasive species, environmental issues, and a unique group of people are colliding at the edge of the world in an attempt to restore and protect coastal Louisiana before it disappears.

Least Favorite Love Songs, a web series by Helen Krieger

Molly Mueller is smart, sarcastic, and a bit of a stoner - all qualities that get in the way of her romantic relationships, but when she gets a job writing about New Orleans’ amorous underbelly, she starts to realize she’s just as bad as any of the men she’s dated. HBO's Girls meets the BBC's Peep Show in this comedy series about the things that make us tick.

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